Vascular countercurrent network for 3-D triple-layered skin structure with radiation heating

A mathematical model for skin burn injury induced by radiation heating, where the skin was considered to be a 3-D triple-layered structure with embedded three-level dendritic countercurrent vascular network, has been developed. Since there are up to seven levels of arteries and veins, the motivation of this study is to extend the model to a more complex case that considers a seven-level dendritic countercurrent vascular network, where the dimensions and blood flow of the blood vessels are determined based on the constructal theory of multi-scale tree-shaped heat exchangers. The method is illustrated by an example. 2010 04 15. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Cited Authors

  • Zeng, X; Dai, W; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 2010

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Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 369 - 391

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-7782

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10407781003659599

Citation Source

  • SciVal